Osteoarthritis And Pain Relief

By | June 8, 2017

3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain

Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but

70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods

of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to

strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.

What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to

pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 ½ pounds on each

How to Treat Osteoarthritis

My name is Troy Giles. I am a ofChiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I want to talk to you a little bit about osteoarthritis,or degenerative arthritis. A picture of that on this slick is pretty cool. I am going toshow you this. This actually just sticks to the wall. See thaté That is really cool. Osteoarthritisis a degenerative arthritis, where the joint actually starts to decay, usually from trauma,or from overuse. Osteoarthritis is that of old age, if you will. However, it can startin the our younger ages as well. Trauma, in the form of football injuries, or slips andfalls, or car accidents, injure a usually healthy, normal cartilage. When that becomesinjured, then there are different inflammatory

states. Chemicals that are released withinour body that start to irritate and cause inflammation, trying to heal the area. Butgenerally speaking it creates weakness and overall degeneration, where this cartilagehere, starts to wear down and become like this, to where you have bone on bone and justwhere all that good cartilaginous tissue has been lost and irritated and degenerated. Soin the spine it looks similar to this. This is where the disc space is that holds thosevertebrae apart. It starts to degenerate. Over time the disc space diminishes and nowthe hole that used to be there, that used to be open, that would allow the nerve rootor part of the spine. Lets say this rod is

a spinal cord and it runs down the centerof the vertebrae. At various areas there are places where nerve roots actually exit thespine and go out and go to an organ. When this joint space here becomes diminished ordegenerated, the actual hole starts to diminish and now you are having inflammatory statesand inflamation and degeneration of the nerve root as well. So now you start to have organdisfunction. You start to have pain in the joints, down the legs and so forth. That isthe reason why people come in and see me generally. Chiropractically speaking it is because ofthe pain. Now on xray, of an actual person here, you can see that this space here, thisdark space, so this space here, this space

is diminished. You can see the front and youcan see the that there is a bone spur off the front, one here off the back as well.That is degeneration. More than likely, she was in a whiplash injury. In fact, she was.This area here became irritated. It became inflamed and started to degenerate. The veryexact same thing that has happened over her. Over time these will start to degenerate.The s and orthopedists around here in Bountiful have seen some amazing things aseither over use or traumatic. I would suggest always traumatic is what starts the inflammationand then the inflammation many times does not go away. Because of the amount of sugarsthat we eat, sugar is inflammatory and it

continues that process moving and degenerating.So the idea is to be able to stop that. We do that through chiropractic adjusting. Wedo that through the changing of the diet, taking specific nutrients that will help.I have just brought on a supplement here called Arthroben. Arthroben helps to give nutrientsand it is a powder that we give the patient, that they take every day that will actuallyhelp to repair and start to strengthen, shutting down the inflammation and giving specificnutrients to the joint capsule, to start to repair those joint surfaces, so they can becomestronger again. Same thing in the spine. We want to be able to do that. So we want toget a better position. Let me just take you

over here for a minute. I want to show youthis space. Each nerve root, I have explained this before, but each nerve root exits thevertebrae and runs down to an organ. So if we touch, for example, C7, you can see howthe energy passes down the arms. So many times patients come in and they say quot;Hey, I havegot numbness and tingling in my hands.quot; Well, we can do a nerve conduction velocity testto find out if these nerves are being affected anywhere down the vertebrae, or we can lookat it and see what is happening. Is there space between the vertebrae where these nerveroots are being irritated and shutting down the energyé What's more important to me isthe pain that the patient is having is not

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